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### Why does potassium bifluoride exist whereas bichloride does not?

The bichloride ion, including isolated salts, has in fact been known since 1954 [1]; but it appears to require relatively bulky counterions whereas bifluoride has a broader range of stable salts. To ...
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### Why do H and Li bond so differently with a hydroxide?

If I understand your question correctly, it sounds like you are interpreting one of the hydrogens in water as being similar to the alkali metals. In other words, you expect to see a similar change as ...

### Why does potassium bifluoride exist whereas bichloride does not?

The bichloride ion $\ce{HCl2^-}$ does exist, but it requires other environment than usual solutions in water. E.g. solution of $\ce{[N(CH3)4]Cl}$ salt and undissociated $\ce{HCl(solv)}$ in ...
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### Why do non-metals not have delocalised electrons, whilst metals do have delocalised electrons?

Delocalization of electrons is used as an explanation for different properties. The OP asks why the electrons in non-metals are less delocalized than in metals, although some delocalization is ...
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